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sign for the water supply. nbc's miguel almaguer reports from california, sierra nevada mountains. >> reporter: in the mountains of california's gold country, this season, a different kind of boom. >> the amount of snowpack determines how much water we're going to have next summer. >> reporter: the sierra nevada snowpack sits at 134% of normal. early snowstorms have dumped half a typical winter's snowfall in just two weeks. >> that's a huge turnaround from last year. >> reporter: the change in just 12 months is dramatic. last year on this day in squaw valley. this year. but chris field and his team who won a nobel prize for their work on climate change warn snow is melting faster than ever before. >> we have been seeing earlier snowmelt, and we have been seeing this in a consistent way, and it's something we expect to continue as the climate warms. >> reporter: for now, reservoirs are filling fast, a lifeline for the nation's largest agriculture-producing state, which uses 75% of its water for irrigation. the snowpack here in the california sierras should help ease a drought that'
, south dakota had the highest vaccination rate, 51% of the state, while nevada had the lowest vaccination rate last year at just 32%. in montgomery county, maryland, just outside of d.c., fire department ambulances are often rerouted to different e.r.s since so many hospitals are already full with flu patients, especially the elderly. >> our paramedics, firefighters, emts have seen a tripling of flu-like cases this month, as well as over 200 more transports this month. >> reporter: just 15 days. >> as compared to last year. >> reporter: doctors continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated, even this far into the season. >> it's not too late to get a flu shot, but it does take about two weeks for the immunity to kick in. >> reporter: back at leah's home -- >> i have to say this feels worse than any other sickness i've had in years. >> reporter: a lot of people are asking, if i get the vaccine, how long am i protected? well, the experts are saying that at least through this season and maybe a little bit longer than that, brian? >> we learned last night it lessens the severity of it. if you d
, that's right. and tomorrow he's going to nevada to create public pressure, the white house says. it was supposed to be the place where he was going to launch this push for immigration, but the white house is very supportive of what this bipartisan group of senators are not ready to fully endorse the deal, but they endorse it in principle. and that's exactly right. and it goes to what kelly said at the beginning, brian. both parties -- big deals happen in washington when the political self interests align. and john mccain has been very straightforward about the self interests of the republican party. they have got to fix their problems with hispanics, and that's why they're at the table. >> all right, chuck todd, at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> it has been exactly three months since hurricane sandy tore up the east coast, and finally tonight, after a four-week delay, the senate gave final approval to a $50 billion aid package to help the region rebuild. this bill was delayed when the clock ran out. you'll recall at the new year on the legislative session before a v
. >>> president obama flew to nevada to make a point today, a politically crucial place to throw his arms against a new path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in this country. our white house correspondent peter alexander has our report from las vegas. >> reporter: the first trip of president obama's second term had the energy of a campaign event. vis issing this high school to build support for immigration reform. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants that still see america as the land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for bolstering border security, cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers, and most controversially allowing 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship by paying taxes and passing a background check, among other requirements. >> this is not just a debate about policy, it is about people. >> reporter: mr. obama described a similar bipartisan plan in the senate as encouraging, but republicans are also warning the president that there are limits to thei
, the democrats want it and fourth, republicans need it. >> reporter: senator marco rubio in a nevada newspaper today insisted illegal immigrants must earn their new citizenship. we can't round up millions of people and deport them but we also can't fix our broken immigration system if we provide incentives for people to come here illegally. also front and center, the battle over guns. president obama telling the new "republic" magazine that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes. asked if he has ever fired a gun, mr. obama said, up at camp david we do skeet shooting all the time, like jfk used to years ago. on "meet the press," former vice presidential candidate paul ryan referred to last month's newtown tragedy as a watershed moment. >> it's our worst nightmare, something like this happening. let's go beyond just this debate and make sure we get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? >> reporter: and for its part, congress will hold its first hearing on gun violence, lester, this
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